This project introduces a novel methodology for treatment assignment, which aims to balance the goals of maximizing the precision of treatment effect estimates and maximizing the welfare of experimental participants. The assignment algorithm is applied to three interventions designed to improve formal employment outcomes of Syrian refugees and local jobseekers in Jordan.
In this project, researchers look at the role played by two market frictions - the lack of credentials and expensive travel costs - in limiting the effectiveness of young people's job search.
The UNDP Accelerator Lab in The Gambia is launching an exciting new soft skills training programme for young people who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19. The program will be adopting a labour market intervention developed by Carranza, Garlick, Orkin and Rankin (2020) to reduce labour market friction between prospective employers and young work-seekers.
The lockdown in South Asia has led to mass migration of people back to their home towns and villages as the work opportunities in urban centres shrink. Researchers discuss the public health risk this poses to rural areas.
François Gerard, Clément Imbert and Kate Orkin argue that by using a broader patchwork of solutions than higher-income countries, low-income and middle-income countries can cast an emergency safety net with extensive coverage.
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